Sea Otter Classic 2018

Rene Corella and Ulises Castillo at Sea Otter Classic in Monterey

The Team’s Rene Corella and Ulises Castillo raced The Sea Otter Classic in Monterey in April.  The stage race there is great, with a couple of days on the Laguna Seca race track with its infamous “corkscrew” descending turn, but the event is also a huge trade and consumer show.  New products are launched, tech questions are addressed, deals are made, and old friends are reunited.  Here is a gallery of the pair’s Monterey adventures.

Sea Otter Classic 2018

Legendary inventor, historian, and innovator in the pedal game, Richard Bryne of Speedplay was on site to meet riders and answer questions.

Argon 18 at Sea Otter Classic

Argon 18 came to Sea Otter with a surprise!  The new Dark Matter has room for 45mm tires, three bottle cages, and flat-mount brakes and thru axles, and uses the brilliant 3D headset to make three different headset heights before using spacers.

MAXXIS tires at Sea Otter Classic 2018

Presenting sponsor MAXXIS Tires may have shared some information about a prototype road tubular with Uli and Rene…  We’ll talk about that next year.

velotoze at Sea Otter Classic

Velotoze are The Team’s secret weapon for aerodynamics, warmth, and protection from the elements.

Sea Otter Classic 2018

The people at BikeFlights and their proprietary bike box are making The Team’s logistics a lot easier in 2018

Sea Otter Classic 2018

Inno Racks have been The Team’s choice for years, since they make all of the different versions that we need for various vehicles and bikes

wd-40 Sea Otter Classic 2018

WD-40 wash a lot of bikes every year at Sea Otter!  Zeb was happy to let Rene Corella do some of the work, making this “Shred to Ed’s” from Squid shiny before it is given away.

Sea Otter Classic 2018

Salvatore Truglio, GM of Prologo is a real crowd favorite at Sea Otter (and every other event or trade show) every year

Sea Otter Classic 2018

Ed Clancy of Visit Oceanside and Rider Safety Visibility was on hand to make us feel right at home

 

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